How to Remove “setregsecurity.exe”

What is setregsecurity.exe?

Originally developed by Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, setregsecurity.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as SetRegSecurity and it belongs to SetRegSecurity. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
setregsecurity.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after setregsecurity.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with setregsecurity.exe malware?

If your system is affected by setregsecurity.exe malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • setregsecurity.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove setregsecurity.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove setregsecurity.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 18 September 2010 at 8:10 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB Executable db3d625fe4904f3d
cbf768c7279140be
d3dd0abe
fdc91a7b18880ef2
3d08477f8f85c12a
Virus.Win32.
Sality.q
No 1, 0,
0,946
1,3,0,2 Russian Federation N/A
2 Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB Executable dfa6d566b8ed84b2
6b6fb18123f3f937
e8deb35d
515dc0c5aaa6b5d7
ffaf47e9c995bc02
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 1, 0,
0,982
1,4,0,21 Russian Federation N/A
3 N/A Executable 47e557f2ae3a95d8
2476030eebbecf49
88603e0c
70b4c97f3bdb8ca2
f397efbfd1c505de
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
4 Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB Executable 6b04afb3a49e1e73
887a0a22d471ca0e
c89007e0
0bf07033201bd4ed
4d27cd350c9a6b7e
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1, 0,
0,993
1,4,0,27 Mexico N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 2:58 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable fd4f9503e59e1eb4
142cf6ad4a53f42f
dfb51395
004b2984d51ec46c
c497182ff22315e2
No N/A N/A Romania
2 Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB Executable 16a46c9e0055328e
5cd6f31d2abca90e
f3c26e25
fbdbc1c7f70afdc9
d6b33602319ccca5
No 1, 0,
0,941
1,2,0,445 United Kingdom
3 N/A Executable 33a2045bb667a1ac
03d87edd32d0ad20
9d9b829b
22a2b8f5a64ff190
ff46bbd3a37e3980
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable 9c998ae3c411d5e1
b40465156a696ba9
4dcb5708
N/A No N/A N/A Sweden
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